George Welsh, American football coach, Died at 85

George Welsh was born on August 26, 1933, and died on January 2, 2019.

He was an American college football player and coach.

George served as the head football coach of the Navy Midshipmen football team of the United States Naval Academy from 1973 to 1981, and the Virginia Cavaliers football team of the University of Virginia from 1982 to 2000.

He retired as the winningest coach in ACC history.

In spite of the fact that that record was later outperformed by Bobby Bowden of Florida State, Welsh stays by a long shot the best mentor in UVA history his 134 successes are more than twofold those of sprinter up Al Groh.

George was named ACC Coach of the Year four times 1983, 1984, 1991 and 1995 and National Coach of the Year once 1991.

Upon his retirement after the 2000 season, his 189 profession triumphs positioned him 24th in Division I-A history.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2004.

He passed away at 85 years old.